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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

FLOEA INDICA.                                     59

varia.   Ovaria 1-8.   Folliculi totidena.   Semiaa ala scariosa lacera cir-
cumdata.—Rerbttperennes, foliis bi-tri-ternatm sectit, floribus racemo&i*.

One East Europe and Siberian and two or three Nortk American species consti-
tute the whole of the genus, which is distinguished from Aetaa by the dehiscent fruit
only, as in one of the American species the ovary is solitary.

1. C.fcetida (L.Syst. Nat. ed. 12. 659); foliolis ovatis lanceola-
tisve, petalis 2-4 emarginatis vel bifidis, ovariis 4-8.—Ledeb. Fl. ROM.
i. n. C. frigida, Royk! HI. 57. Actsea Cimicifuga, L.; DC. Prod.
i. -64. A. frigida, Wall Cat. 4725! Aetinospora fiigida, luck, et

HAS. In sylvis Himalayas temperatse, alt. 7-12,000 pad.: Kashmir,
Jacquemont! Roylel Nipal, Wall.! Sikkim! Bhotan, Griffith!— (Fl.
Jul.) (0. v.)

DISTEIB. Europa orient.! et Sibiria!

^Serba data, foliosa, subglabra, apice ferragineo-tomentosa. Folia teniatim yel
quinatim 3-3-pinnatisecta, foliolis l£~3-poll. 'subtus ad nervos pubescentibus vel
subglabris grosse inciso-serratis. R&cemi simplices vel paniculam aimpliciter ramo-
sam elongatam s»pe pedalem formantes. Jlores parvi, flavescentes. . Petala forma
valde varia, subsaccata, et fere Integra, vel planiuscula ^-biloba, lobis apice incras-
satis. Folliculi ^-pollicares, breviter vel longe pediceJlati.

The form of the petals varies much, as well as the length of the pedicel of the
fruit and the shape of the leaflets ; nor can we tad any character to distinguish the
Indian plant from the common North Asiatic species. (7. Americana is also very
closely allied, but differs in having much more elongated racemes and longer paler-
coloured seeds.

19. ACTJEA, L.

Sepala 4-5, regnlaria, elHptica. Petala fcblpnga vel linearia, 4-5
vel plura. Ovarium dolitarium, oblongum, stigmate sessili peltato.
Fructus indehiscens, baccatus, polyspermus.—Herbse perennes, foliis W-
tri-ternatim sectfo, floribus al&ictis' racemosis.

Two species, one common in the temperate parts of the northern hemisphere and
in the Himalaya, the other confined to Ainerica (and perhaps not really distinct), con-
stitute the whole of this genus,

1, A. spicata (L. Sp. 722) j foliolis ovato-.vel oblongo-lanceolatis
inciso-serratis, racemo simplici, pedicellis filiformibua.—DC. Prod, i.
65; Ledeb. M. Ross. i. 71. A. brachypetala, DO. Prod. i. 65 (excl
var. 8). A. nibra, Bigdow; Torrey et Ghray, M. N. Am. i. 35. . A.
arguta, Nutfall; Torrey et Gray! I.e. A. acuminata, JPatt. Cat. 4726!
Roylef III. 57.                                     ,

HA.B. In Himalayas temperatse .eylvis: Marri, Fleming/ Kashmir!
Kumaon! BLotan, Griffith!—(Fl. Mai Jun.) (v.v.)

BISTEIB. Europa 1 Asia I et America 1 temp.   :

Caitlis erectus, bipedalis, basi squamosus, aphyllus. Folia pedalia, deopmpoaita,
foliolis lf-2^-pollicaribus. ^^^wtermmalis, 1-3-poHiearis. Bacon ellipticse vel

___thici fleshy peduncles,and petioles are probably sufficient to 'distinguish^.
alba, of Bigelow; but the other supposed species are unquestionably identical, the co-
lour of the fruit alone appearing to vary.